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English divers win five medals at FINA Grand Prix in Canada

Commonwealth silver medallists Matthew Dixon and Noah Williams repeated that achievement in the latest leg of the FINA Diving Grand Prix 2018 in Canada.

The duo finished second on the Gold Coast last month in the 10m synchronised platform and matched that in Calgary.

They scored 397.98 to finish more than five points ahead of Canada’s Ethan Pitman and Laurent Gosselin-Paradis. Yu Duan and Zelin Yao took gold for China with a score of 455.13.

It was one of five medals won by British divers during the second round of the competition.

Lois Toulson also claimed a silver medal in the women’s 10m platform as she pipped British teammate Robyn Birch to second place.

Toulson was third after three dives but scored 80.00 with her fourth effort – an inward three-and-a-half somersault – to take second spot from Birch.

And her score of 336.90 was enough to guarantee silver, with Birch claiming bronze on 334.00. China’s Wei Lu took the top spot on 424.35.

Lee adds bronze to tally

Toulson’s City of Leeds teammate Matty Lee was also a medallist in the individual 10m platform.

Gold went to China’s Duan on 469.00, with Vincent Riendeau, of Canada, claiming the silver medal after finishing with 442.50.

But Lee was the best of the rest as he took the final spot of the podium with a score of 418.90.

Brothers Jack and Ross Haslam also won a bronze medal for Great Britain in the men’s 3m synchronised event.

Their score of 379.29 was 17.01 points behind the Canadian duo Philippe Gagne and Francois Imbeau-Dulac, who took the gold with 396.30 – only 0.6 points ahead of silver medallists Luxian Wu and Wang Zeng Yuam, of China, on 396.24.

In the same competition, James Heatly and Freddie Woodward finished fifth with a score of 376.20.

Meanwhile, Toulson teamed up with Eden Cheng to claim fifth spot in the women’s 10m synchro with a score of 261.90.

Jack Haslam was sixth in the men’s 3m springboard. He won his semi-final but slipped down the rankings after scoring 375.60 in the final.

Alicia Blagg qualified for the final of the women’s 3m springboard in third place but finished sixth in the final on 292.15.

The next stage of the FINA Diving Grand Prix 2018 takes place in Bolzano, Italy, between 6-8 July.

Image credit: Dive London on Twitter

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